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Singer Zach Oswald of the group O.B.B. belts out into the microphone.

Winter Jam, Christian music’s biggest tour, made a stop in Tupelo on Thursday night. Fans filled BancorpSouth Arena to see acts like Crowder, Steven Malcolm, Sarah Reeves, and O.B.B. perform.

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mark Coblentz, 13, of Starkville has once again advanced to the next round of “MasterChef Junior.” The 13-year-old son of Robbie and Bonnie Coblentz was among 40 junior home cooks between the ages of 8 and 13 who were chosen for season five of the culinary competition. On Thursday night’s show, […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Ballet director Sharon Long has been busy, as have her students. “There are not many free Sundays in my life,” Long said, laughing. As soon as the annual production of “The Nutcracker” ballet ended for the organization, they were hard at work on their next performance. […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal Often in Hollywood, when writers or producers pitch projects to studios, they’ll marry two films to give an idea of what their project will look like. For instance, the latest resurrection of the giant ape in “Kong: Skull Island” is being called “King Kong” meets “Apocalypse Now.” But for […]

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Cooper McCormick, 9, poses with the driver of Master of Disaster on Saturday at the Bancorpsouth Arena.

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – On a cold and rainy Saturday morning, spirits were high inside of the BancorpSouth Arena. Prior to the two monster truck shows later in the day, families were invited to participate in a Pre-Show Pit Party with the Monster Jam drivers. Monster Jam, celebrating its 25th anniversary, had […]

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A Starkville teen grilled his way into another round of the “MasterChef Junior” culinary competition. Mark Coblentz, the 13-year-old son of Robbie and Bonnie Coblentz, watched Thursday’s show at Harveys in Starkville, where the family gathered with more than 60 supporters, the largest crowd they’ve had yet. Coblentz […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – With more than 45 dates and cities spread out over four months, the annual Winter Jam is Christian music’s largest annual tour. Headlining this year’s event is folk artist Crowder, who freely admits it’s a terrible idea. “I told them not to give this to a bunch […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Pablo Huffaker likes to say he’s been around longer than monster trucks. It’s actually true. In fact, Huffaker helped to forge the industry he drives for today. “Monster Jam is celebrating its 25th year and I’ve been behind the wheel of the Grave Digger truck for 24 […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal After the dreck that was 2016’s “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the studio heads needed to produce something with some soul to it. They succeeded with “Logan,” a violent movie about mutants with special powers, as well as an intimate film about friendship, family, regret and hope. These aren’t good days for […]